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Cartia XT Drug Interactions

Cartia XT Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Cartia XT is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Benzodiazepines
Cartia XT can increase the level of certain benzodiazepines in your blood, potentially increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your benzodiazepine dose to prevent this interaction from occurring.
 
Beta Blockers
Combining Cartia XT with a beta blocker may increase your risk of side effects, especially low blood pressure (hypotension) and slow heart rate (bradycardia). Your healthcare provider should closely monitor your heart rate and blood pressure if you are taking a beta blocker with Cartia XT.
 
Buspirone (BuSpar)
Cartia XT can increase the level of buspirone in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your buspirone dosage if you are taking both of these medications.
 
Carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR)
Cartia XT can increase the level of carbamazepine in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your carbamazepine dosage to prevent this interaction from occurring.
 
Cimetidine (Tagamet)
Cimetidine may increase the level of Cartia XT in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of Cartia XT side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your Cartia XT dose or suggest an alternative to cimetidine.
 
Clonidine (Catapres, Catapres-TTS, Duraclon)
Combining Cartia XT with clonidine can increase the risk of a dangerously slow heart rate. If you must take these two medications together, your healthcare provider should monitor your heart rate closely.
  
Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
Cartia XT may increase the level of cyclosporine in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider should monitor your cyclosporine levels and may need to adjust your dosage.
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